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Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Happy Tuesday, everyone; I hope all's well.  Hey, I'm crafting so... I'm doing just fine myself!  LOL!

Here's a sneak peak of my project for today:

Why of course I'm going to show you the project!!!  LOL!!!  Just wanted to play with you a bit!

Over time I've rescued many boxes with no idea of what I'd be doing with them, because I so much enjoy creating my own from scratch.  However, the other day I decided to pull one of these boxes out to alter.  What also came out were my handmade molds, and some polymer clay to make the cherubs and the frame that would adorn my box; and also the embellishments I'd be using.  Here's a picture of how my altered box turned out:

This is the top of the box and the wording in the frame reads:  "What Shall Be... Shall Be":

Because this box was a deep dark red in color, I had to use 3 coats of gesso paint to cover it and, although you may not be able to see it, I lightly sprinkled it with Diamond Dust before the final coat of paint dried so that it would sparkle.  I litely sprayed the flowers with a rose color glimmer mist and dipped them in Diamond Dust.  The cherub on the front of the box I highlighted by deepening areas around it with more of an intense color and covered those areas with crackle paint to give it more texture.  I hope this is a better close-up picture for you:

I had a great time completing this project and I really like the results -- kind of shabby, kind of chic!  Don't you think?!!!

Well, I'll be around in a bit to see what you've been up to!  In the meantime, thanks for taking the time to stop by!!!

Hugs and, of course,...

I'll be seeing you1


Ana Márquez said...

Wowww! It's great! The angel is so vintage, and so sweet! I love this box, Audrey, very, very much! :-D Thanks for sharing!

Big hugs from Free Vintage Images :-)

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Wow! This is just beautiful. Love the detail in this and the sparkle from the diamond dust. TFS

Dawn's Craft Place said...

That is one amazing shabby idea....I just love the size and that cherub.
Such a pretty way to "save" those containers.
Glad your on the mend and I know you are taking care of yourself-right?
Hugs my friendtntext unto

Rhonda Emery said...

beautiful is the word that comes in my mind. hugs

Jean said...

How pretty!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Yep, love that shabby chic beauty!!!

girlia said...

very nice

Lisa said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Wow, Audrey, this is so amazing!! Every time I see one of your polymer clay works of art, I feel like running to my craft room and digging mine out!! You are so inspiring!! I love this :)

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Monique Barr said...

Yes I think, I love it. It came out very good

silvia said...

Fabulous box~I LOVE it to pieces!!
Thanks for checking in om me and I can't wait to get better so that we can meet up :)


Barb's Boys Inspired said...

This is so lovely, Audrey!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Simply beautiful...but i so hope you aren't overdoing it my friend. I just can't imagine doing something like this... what a wonderful talent you have. AND you are so blessed to have so many wonderful friends... you are a very very special lady. AND i am blessed to be one of those many friends.. So glad to hear you are feeling better.. hugs from ukiah

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hi Audrey:) Very beautiful !!!!!

Brenda said...

wow soooo beautiful!!!loveee seeing your work...you are sooo talented!!!

Marita said...

Wow, what a gorgeous creation♥.
Love it♥.

Hugs, Marita

Angi said...

Super gorgeous. Love the cherub. :)

Staying Crafty said...

This is gorgeous! My mom really loves angels so I might try and make something similar for her sometime :) Thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa said...

WOW, that is gorgeous. The angel is so pretty.

Scrappin Sista said...

so shabby, so beautiful!! I love it, i have been wanting to try some shabby chic projects but i'm a little intimidated! lol! TFS!

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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful work!

lovemypaper said...

Wow so very pretty!

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Beautiful Audrey, your projects are always amazing! Cherubs always bring fond memories of my grandmother. Thanks for sharing!


Cricut Couple said...

Oh My Audrey! This is STUNNING! Holy Cow! Stunning!!!

Besthobbyeva said...

Audrey - simply stunning. Another wonderful project my friend!! Very chic! You did an amazing job with this. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.


The Archiving Angel said...

You just always put your all into your creations & they turn out spectacular.
Love this!

Lori m said...

Hi Audrey, this is just gorgeous, I enjoy your altered boxes very much. Beautiful work, I hope you feel better.

I have and award for you that I'd like to share over on my blog.

Hugs, Lori m

Treva said...

Beautiful box, great detail as always.